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Niederdorfstrasse 7 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 262 54 62
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (9 reviews)
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“scaloppine” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Niederdorfstrasse 7 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is just a homey place where you can feel comfortable stopping by for a non-pretentious, but satisfying, dinner. You can sit indoor or out, and you will find a varied view of the continual progression of people moving up and down this very popular...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed July 5, 2017

My wife and I ate here just 30 minutes before the kitchen closed. The miatre'd welcomed us showed us to a small balcony terrrace table. Service was great. Food was prepared efficiently. We had ragu pasta and scalopine al limone. Both were good to very...More

Thank porter_osborne
Bindella_Schweiz, Guest Happiness Manager at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Dear porter_osborne, Thank you so much for your visit in Pulcino and your 4 stars here on Tripadvisor! It was a pleasure to welcoming you in our restaurant. Special thanks for your feedback for our service :) We wish you a nice day! Best regards,...More

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

In the heart of the old Zurich pedestrian area. Beautiful restaurant with great staff. A quaint and romantic patio in the back. The food is heavenly. We would travel here just for the Scaloppine al Limon. The pasta is fresh and tastes homemade. An excellent...More

Thank Melvmfa212
Bindella_Schweiz, Guest Happiness Manager at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thank you so much, Melvmfa212! It is a great motivation for us to recieve such a detailled 5 star review like yours! It shows us, that we are on the right track. We would love to seeing you soon again in Pulcino Best regards, Michèle...More

Reviewed June 22, 2017

Cheap lunch menus for the old town but the kitchen is not really outstandig for my tasting. The basil in my caprese salad was almost inexistent and the rice accompanyng the fish was a (very) hard parboiled one.More

Thank Arsenio I
Bindella_Schweiz, Guest Happiness Manger at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Dear Arsenio I, Thank you for your visit in Ristorante Pulcino and your feedback here on tripadvisor. We hope that you informed our service staff on spot about the above mentioned points. Guest-satisfaction is our highest goal and we are happy for reviews like yours....More

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Ravioli was recommended amongst an excellent selection of pastas and I was not disappointed. This is the very best and tastiest pasta I have ever had; simply superb. Some might complain about quantity, but the quality is so good you continue to enjoy the tastes...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Have been to Pulcino on various occasions and never been let down. Great food which is even better if you can sit outside and watch the movement of people walking by. It's in the old part of the city which only adds to its charm.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Did not realize that people in Switzerland eat a little on the earlier side compared to other places I have been in Europe, so when we arrived at 9pm we were one of the last tables to be served, but it was excellent and they...More

Thank EMDO2015
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Very expensive (i.e. £65 for two plates of pasta and two glasses of wine) and nothing special at all. Service was good and waiters were friendly, the place was clean and tidy but the food was definitely mediocre. We wont go back as there are...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

"Italian" cuisine might be a flexible term, but definitely "home made tagliolini" is not, when you get plain, bought, overcooked spaghetti. Also there is a difference between "insalata caprese" and "mozzarella with bruschetta filling", the first one having some olive oil and basil and the...More

Thank March P
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Pulcino, run by a renowned swiss gastronomic group, is a fantastic restaurant, actually one of my all time favorites. Recently they changed the interior and there is more emphesize on chicken but you will find many other italian style dishes. All cooked to perfection. I...More

Thank Daniel H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $92
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Niederdorfstrasse 7 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 262 54 62
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